Woman killed in duck boat crash was ‘incredible person’

Allison Warmuth.

Ivan Warmuth

Family members said Allison Warmuth, 28, an insurance underwriter, was killed in Saturday’s crash.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_shortsleve2_met.jpg Brian Shortsleeve has a mission: fix the MBTA’s budget woes

As the first chief administrator of the MBTA, his job is to untangle the transit system’s finances.

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Trump relishes being unpredictable, so trying to figure out his choice is a guessing game.

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Governor Charlie Baker is encouraging more contributions from special-interest political action committees.

At lunchtime, Brenda Jarvis was swarmed by the cats of a trailer in Dixfield, Maine. She is among a group caring for dozens of cats.

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In Maine town, ‘cat ladies’ claw for rights of strays

Their labor of love extends from feeding and caring for dozens of felines to waging a court battle on their behalf.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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The state’s heroin epidemic is unlike any other in the United States.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

US facing not one but two opioid epidemics

There’s a problem with this umbrella term “opioids.” It hides the fact that Americans are actually dying from two separate scourges.

The 19-bed Nantucket Cottage Hospital, considered the state’s only rural hospital, is owned by Partners HealthCare System.

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How a tiny hospital has imperiled Mass. Medicare funds

Consultants for Partners HealthCare’s hospital in Nantucket underestimated wages, and it could lead to thousands of hospital layoffs statewide.

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President Obama’s daughter will take a gap year before starting at Harvard in the fall of 2017.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/08/16/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/ks081512_vows_07.jpg Millennials open up the wallet to attend a wedding

According to a study, millennials will spend 27 percent more than the general population when attending a wedding in 2016.

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The rock star began asking for meals that were easier to digest, his longtime chef said.

Christian Vazquez celebrated with Jackie Bradley Jr. (left) and Brock Holt after belting a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning.

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Red Sox 8, Yankees 7

Christian Vazquez’s homer powers Red Sox’ sweep

The catcher’s two-run blast in the seventh inning helped Boston nail down the win.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/49b7b923761b4dd9be8c89cf2fda02ba-49b7b923761b4dd9be8c89cf2fda02ba-0.jpg In R.I., elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros.

“This is a very emotional time for us,” the ringmaster said as the performance ended.

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The feat, off the French coastal town of Sausset-les-Pins, is believed to have set a world record.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/watch1A.jpg Quirky college commencements: Who has them, and what they mean

At many local schools, graduates are ushered into the real world with quaint rituals.

Ground Game


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/gop.jpg Indiana is not the solid red state everyone thinks it is

GOP presidential campaigns will quickly learn that Indiana politics are more complicated than they may appear.

The Big Picture

Deadly fighting returns to Aleppo

Government airstrikes and insurgent mortar attacks escalated violence and destroyed a partial truce for Syria.